Silent Sony a9 a 'Great Advantage' for Photographer at Democratic Debate

There are pros and cons to both DSLR and mirrorless cameras, but one advantage of mirrorless is making headlines after the Democratic debates this week.

But New York Times photographer Doug Mills wasn’t among those who had brought along a Canon or Nikon DSLR, which are still the dominant tools of choice among photojournalists. Mills was shooting with the Sony a9 mirrorless camera, which can shoot at 20 frames per second completely silently thanks to its electronic shutter.

NY Times Photographer: Trump Gives More Access Than Obama

A New York Times photographer who has vocally protested White House Press Pool blackouts is now saying that photographers get more access to Trump than

Photojournalist Doug Mills made headlines back in November 2017 by Tweeting a black “photo” to protest the lack of access provided to the White House Travel Pool while President Trump was attending the APEC Summit in Vietnam. However, Mills had much more positive things to say in a new interview that just aired yesterday on C-SPAN. Having covered both the Trump and Obama administrators, Mills stated that photographers are actually getting “a lot more” access to the current administration.

NYTimes Photog Tweets Blank Photo to Protest White House Pool Blackout

The photojournalists traveling in the White House Travel Pool aren't happy with how much access (or lack thereof) they're being given at an economic

“This what our APEC Summit photo coverage looks today in Da Nang Vietnam,” writes New York Times photojournalist Doug Mills in the Tweet. “Blank. No coverage by the White House Travel Pool photographers traveling with [Trump].”

Capturing the Drama in Olympic Moments – The New York Times

Doug Mills is photographing the Rio Olympics for The New York Times. He joined The Times in 2002 after working for The Associated Press and has shot almost every Olympics since the 1992 Winter Games. Based in Washington, Doug covers the White House when not photographing athletes. He spoke with James Estrin by telephone from Rio de Janeiro

Obama’s Image Machine: Monopolistic Propaganda Funded by You

News organizations protest White House restrictions on independent photo coverage.

New York Times photographer Doug Mills strode into Jay Carney's office Oct. 29 with a pile of pictures taken exclusively by President Obama's official photographer at events the White House press corps was forbidden to cover. "This one," Mills said, sliding one picture after another off his stack and onto the press secretary's desk. "This one, too – and this one and this one and … ." The red-faced photographer, joined by colleagues on the White House Correspondents' Association board, finished his 10-minute presentation with a flourish that made Carney, a former Moscow correspondent for Time, wince. "You guys," Mills said, "are just like Tass."

Convention Storybook

The New York Times has assembled a “Convention Storybook,” an online archive of the conventions. It is a look inside the two parties as they sought to articulate their platforms and positions as clearly as possible, without interference. The “Convention Storybook” presents photographs by Stephen Crowley, Josh Haner, Todd Heisler, Doug Mills, Damon Winter, Mike Appleton, Travis Dove, Edward Linsmier, Luke Sharrett, Robert Stolarik, Max Whitaker and Jim Wilson. Michael Barbaro provided audio and it was produced by Nick Corasaniti, Jacqueline Myint and Cornelius Schmid

Doug Mills Returns to the Super Bowl on Sunday

This weekend, Doug Mills will be in a familiar spot: on the sidelines of the Super Bowl. As a seasoned sports photographer — first with The Associated Press and now with The Times — he is the envy of the masses who have to watch from their La-Z-Boy recliners.

Shooting Twice, at Once

Doug Mills has come up with a simple but strangely elegant solution for shooting video and stills simultaneously.

When shooting stills and video simultaneously, Doug Mills, a staff photographer in the Washington bureau of The New York Times, has tried a creative trick or two. He once strapped the video camera around his neck, using his stomach to hold it in place. The results, he said, were “freewheeling and dangling and very difficult to work with.”

Photographers debate what should replace staged photo opps now that White House is ending the practice

If the White House moves to a pool, said Doug Mills, White House photographer for The New York Times, “we are taking one step forward — we get live coverage — and four steps backward — we will lose four photographers from the room. “ He continued, “We clearly lose out in terms of perspective. There will be no wide shots or risk-taking, for that matter.”

On Assignment: Up for the Downhill – Lens

The regimen begins long before he arrives at a Winter Olympics site. Doug Mills, just shy of 50, calls himself a “survivor skier,” who must train for a few weeks to ensure he can ski safely to photographic vantages along the slopes. (You thought photographers got there by bus?)

On Assignment: Arlington Cemetery

On Assignment: Arlington Cemetery – Lens Blog –

Doug Mills’s gripping and emotional image of Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s burial — showing family members embracing in a glowing light and children kneeling before the casket — was the result of one of those risky but rewarding choices. It was published across five columns at the top of the front page in Sunday’s late edition.